Country Music Awards Winners 2018 - The Complete List: Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, More

image from cmaawards.comThe 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were held last night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Here is a complete list of CMA 2018 winners and nominees.

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Marketing Music In 2018: Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit

1In an effort to come together and share and discuss the current state of music marketing in 2018, Music Ally hosted an all-day Sandbox Summit conference, pulling in music industry leaders from across the global digital marketing space. Here we look at a breakdown of the day's events and what was learned from some of the key speakers.

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

SongwritersHallofFamelogoThe Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 nominees and they include Chrissie Hynde, Tom T. Hall, Missy Elliot, John Prine and Vince Gill among others. Successful nominees will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame during its annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019 in New York City.

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UK Americana Awards Names 2019 Nominees, Graham Nash To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

image from celebrityaccess.comThe UK Americana Awards have announced its shortlist for their 2019 nominees. Iconic singer, songwriter and musician Graham Nash OBE, has been selected by the Americana Music Association UK as its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  U.S. and international artists including Darlingside and Brandi Carlisle were also nominated.

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ASCAP Opens Registration For 'I Create Music' EXPO 2019

ascap logoASCAP has opened registration for the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, May 2 - 4, 2019.  Last year’s event attracted songwriters from 23 countries. 

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Miami Winter Music Conference Announces 2019 Plans

image from celebrityaccess.comOrganizers of longtime electronic music gathering, Miami's Winter Music Conference, have announced plans to shake up the event for 2019. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference [WMC] will return to Miami Beach from March 25-28 in the Faena District, centered on the downtown Faena Hotel.

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CNCO, Daddy Yankees Top Latin American Music Awards 2018

image from celebrityaccess.comCNCO, Ozuna and Daddy Yankee were the big winners at the Latin American Music Awards 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night. CNCO took home Favorite Duo or Group, Favorite Artist – Pop and Favorite Artist – Pop for CNCO. Ozuna won Favorite Artists – Urban, Album of the Year and Favorite Album – Urban for Odisea. Daddy Yankee won Favorite Male Artist and was honored with the ICON award, according to UPI.

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Neil Young, Alanis Morissette Among Polaris Heritage Prize Winners 2018

Polaris Heritage PrizePolaris Music Prize has announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The winners were chosen from four shortlists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote and one by the jury.

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Hypebot Tops 'Best Music Industry Blogs Of 2018'

Number-one[UPDATED] Hypebot has been named the top blog on The Music Marketers' Best Music Industry Blogs of 2018 list.  "Whether you’re wanting to learn about music industry news, the latest how-to’s, or even some marketing tips, music industry blogs is content you really should be reading daily."

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Music in Media Awards Names 2019 Nominees

Cropped-HMMA-logo-512x512-1The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has announced its 2019 nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. With over 500 submissions, nominees were chosen from around the world in genres of music for film, TV and video games, including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.

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Netflix To Launch Unscripted Music Reality Show

image from celebrityaccess.comNetflix will venture into the world of reality television with the debut of their first unscripted music show, “Westside.” Set to debut on Nov. 9th, “Westside” will follow the stories of nine aspiring artists, including former “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano, as they try to stage a live performance.

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American Music Awards Ratings Hit All Time Low

American Music AwardsNielsen ratings for the American Music Awards broadcast on Tuesday night slipped to an all-time low. The three-hour show drew a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, with 6.5 million viewers tuning in on ABC. NBC's The Voice, pulled more than 9 million viewers and CBS crime drama NCIS scored more than 12 million viewers.

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Radiohead, Def Leppard Top Rock Hall Of Fame 2019 Nominees [Full List]

Rockhall-54Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 were announced on Tuesday. This year's group includes Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against the Machine, the Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and the Zombies.

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Musicians’ Guide To Networking in The Real World [Cyber PR]

NetworkingAn artist simply will not make it in music without mastering live networking. That’s one of the problems with all of the digital tools available to us: Too many artists believe they can hide behind a screen and launch the careers of their dreams without ever talking to other humans face to face. 

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9th Vienna Music Business Research Days: A Retrospective

1In this piece we look back on the 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days, a multi-day event which gathers together researchers and music business professionals for keynote speeches and panel discussions covering important music business goings-on.

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Music's Urgency Of Inclusion

1While gender diversity is a pervasive problem across almost all industries, a new study has highlighted just how bad of problem this is in the music industry in particular. Here a close examination of music business stats and recent Grammy wins reveals the troubling reality of gender inequality in the music world.

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AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

2In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself.

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ASCAP Announces 2019 'I Create Music' EXPO Dates, Releases 60 Hours Of 2018 Video

Ascap-new logoASCAP has announced that the 14th edition of its signature “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 - 4, 2019.  The PRO also announced the release of 60+ hours of video of panels and performances from the 2018 conference.

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Americana Awards Winners 2018 - Full List: Jason Isbell, John Prine and More

John Prine image from pbs.twimg.comJason Isbell was the big winner, taking home three trophies at the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards last night in Nashville. The singer-songwriter won for "The Nashville Sound" as  Album of the Year,  Isbell also won Song of the Year race for “If We Were Vampires.” and  Duo/Group of the Year with his band the 400 Unit. John Prine was named Artist of the Year.  The full list of Americana Honors & Awards 2018 winners:

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SXSW 2019 Announces First Keynotes, Speakers

2019-sxsw-announcementV5-copySXSW announced its first three Keynotes on Monday. They are Garbage lead vocalist Shirley Manson, who will join Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches for a conversation in association with PRS Foundation's Keychange program, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram and writer, producer and director Marti Noxon.

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